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Tue May 22, 2012, 5:16 PM
i've got my first commissioned piece!
Tue Feb 7, 2012, 7:54 AM
I'm eagerly experimenting with new mediums and techniques. Very few to good effect ;) interesting nevertheless!
Mon Jan 30, 2012, 3:52 PM



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Laurence Morgan
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
My journey with art started as a child, going through to my teens with Pottery classes. It consisted less of wheel work but more so free play and within the small group it felt very much like I was adventuring. In 1996 aged twelve I acquired a traumatic brain injury which still impacts me greatly. The focus in recovery was very much learning to use every muscle in my body and communication - initially without speech. I had to learn to solely use my non dominant hand and arm.

Art was farthest from my mind in my mid twenties when I attended an art group. I needed interaction and to get out of the house. Owing I believe to the precision and concentration involved in merely holding a pencil and then marking paper my art quickly progressed and it became "stylised" by my difficulty presented from the quickly fatigued control of my hand and arm. For example creating obstacles to drawing solid lines.

I am untrained, and uncertain of what I intend when I start the process but I will find beauty, or gain intrigue with all my muses. An expression, a pose, an aura! I find beauty in life and people fascinate me. Everyone has a beauty and I love it if I can capture an emotion or wonderful thought.


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This has taken many months to bring to fruition and I finally feel it's there.
It's a portrait of Tim Minchin. Which I'm happy and a bit scared as usual with portraits to bring to you.

It was two weeks before I summoned the courage to make the amendments needed to finish. I was scared by the prospect of completing it. It would open me up to belief I'd failed to gain a needed resemblance, to attain likes, praise or justification of my practice, my time and efforts.

Medium: Charcoal stick
Size: 297 x 420 mm 
Study of Alex
Taking three days to complete this study was quite delicate work initially but my hand freed up.

Medium: Charcoal stick
Size: 297 x 420 mm 
Restacks in on A1 sized paper and was very delicate work and is very fine with miniature strokes layering up.

It was the vulnerability seen in my muse I sought to capture and I'm happy to bring you this but may still try and improve the quality of the image.
Subcity is a piece I drew with a life model in front of me in 2013 - 3 years ago.
Finally I plucked up the courage to spend a little more time on the piece and with the eyes of a friend can assert it's completed.

I would love to thank the muse and hope he see's and recognises the completed piece. 

Medium: Charcoal
Dimensions: ~56 x 33 cms

Apologies the paper got a bit beat up in the 3 years.

Your thoughts and the view attained from your perspective is always appreciated.

Sincerely, Laurence


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leothefox Featured By Owner 6 hours ago   General Artist
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MorganLaurence Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolute pleasure it's stunning
SootheNoo1959 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo... and the watch too! :love:
MorganLaurence Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope it keeps the time :D
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Thank you so much for faving...  Untitled by SootheNoo1959  I really appreciate your support! :happybounce: Hug
TheDreamer843 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave!
TheDreamer843 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
and thank you so very much for the watch! :D I really appreciate it!
nickalive Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
grato pelo fav
MorganLaurence Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meu absoluto prazer. Belo trabalho
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